Maize disease being monitored closely, says quarantine facility

Maize disease being monitored closely, says quarantine facility
MLN is a result of a combination of two viruses, the Maize Chlorotic Mottle Virus and any of the cereal viruses in the potyviridae group, like the Sugarcane Mosaic Virus, Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus or Maize Dwarf Mosaic Virus

MLN is a result of a combination of two viruses, the Maize Chlorotic Mottle Virus and any of the cereal viruses in the potyviridae group, like the Sugarcane Mosaic Virus, Wheat Streak Mosaic Virus or Maize Dwarf Mosaic Virus

By Farai Mabeza

GOVERNMENT is confident that the maize lethal necrosis (MLN) disease will be kept at bay, one year after it opened a quarantine station in Mazowe.
The quarantine facility is a joint initiative by government and the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Centre (CIMMYT).
MLN was first identified in the United States in 1976.

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